Indentation by a Rigid Flat Punch
This calculator allows calculating pressure , displacement (elastic deformation) , stiffness , average pressure and resultant force for the case of indentation of an elastic half-space by a rigid cylindrical flat indenter. In this case, the intender is rigid and of cylindrical shape. The substrate is elastic, the geometric parameters – rigid body displacement, – radius of the cylinder and material parameters are the inputs (see the figure and definitions below). The stress distribution in the contact area and the displacements of the half-space outside the contact are:
where is the maximum displacement due to the deformation, is the radius of the punch and is the radial coordinate.
The contact stiffness can be calculated as follows:
Equations were taken from .
Poisson’s ratio dimensionless,
Young’s modulus of elasticity , [Pa],
Equivalent elastic constant , [Pa],
Normal load , [N]
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